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Document Number: 9197

Meeting the Challenge: The Role of School Leaders in Turning Around the Lowest-Performing High Schools - The challenge of improving the lowest-performing high schools serving the most challenged populations remains. This policy brief examines the limitations of previous high school reforms and describes new approaches showing promise in producing substantive changes in secondary level teaching and learning. It highlights the central role of school leaders and districts in creating high school learning environments that can engage and support students with widely divergent learning needs. Included are a set of policy recommendations for the design of coherent systems to build human capital and foster the conditions for high school transformation. (Alliance for Excellent Education, January 2011)...


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